Pakistan’s top university NUST to open campuses in UAE and Saudi Arabia
Pakistan’s top-ranked engineering university, NUST, will soon open its international campuses in UAE and Saudi Arabia. The news was announced by NUST Rector Lt Gen. (Rtd) Naveed Zamad in an event in Dubai.
Mr. Naweed Zaman, Rector of the NUST said, “We are increasing our visibility around the world to attract more Pakistani expatriates and foreign students.”
Talking to a UAE-based media house, the rector told that first priority will be to open a campus in UAE, he said:
“Our priority is to open the NUST campus in the UAE first as we are talking to the authorities concerned. We are also open for public-private sector partnership to operate the campuses.”
Zaman informed that they are exploring their options on developing NUST university campus within a couple of years if an agreement is reached with UAE authorities.
NUST is the only Pakistani university that is ranked in top 500 universities in the world. It is given 437th position. The university offers 124 programmes for the students in many different fields ranging from engineering to social sciences to Media. Every year more than 50,000 students appear in the NUST admission test to qualify for the 2000 available seats.
There are several international students studying at NUST campuses in Pakistan. NUST reserves a 5% quota for the international student, however, they can compete on open merit as well.
Lt-Gen Zaman said, “Our university is very young but it is the best in Pakistan. We don’t turn away students for lack of funds if they manage to pass the admission test.”
He said that all deserving candidates are given scholarship by NUST.